Thursday, September 28 2006
Servicable hard rock, Eighteen Visions doesn't bring anything of particular note to the mat.
Wednesday, September 27 2006
Stooge-ology students transcend imitation, achieve Ig-dom on blistering debut.
Dreamy country that blurs the lines of country, indie and psychdelia.
Most groups release their debut and then tour the hell out of it, but the key is whether they break up and hate each other
Horse Republic is not the album to play if you're feeling hungover.
Think of a contemporary look at groups like The Band and you get the idea as to what Cabin Dogs are all about.
Tuesday, September 26 2006
Chicago co-ed octet makes a worthy addition to the twee-pop dictionary.
Wonderful lyricism from the underexposed hip-hop scene... Sound sadly familiar?
The Penny Loafers have recorded a decent little college a cappella album, but it's not enough to propel them from the shadows of UPenn's other a cappella groups...
This Invisible Jet provides a good ride, but stays a little short on thrust.
New addition to rootsy solo singer-songwriters out of Seattle isn't a standout, but he's welcome company nonetheless.
Monday, September 25 2006
The band definitely has substance, especially on the mid-tempo "Living High" that sounds like John Mayer or Dave Matthews with a chip on his shoulder.
Three brothers from Miami ditch crunk, haul that golden-age boom-bap to the present and wind up with a solid debut album.
If you've heard Delerium, Conjure One, or even Enigma, you've heard this.
Don’t expect Delta Nove to describe their sound. They won’t and you would have a hard time telling anyone what it is, aside
A not-too-bad companion piece to Legend, from the people who brought you the Caramel Macchiato.
Friday, September 22 2006
Comb-overs: check. Eyeliner: check. Songs...songs? Anyone? Hello?
Blue-collar, girl-fronted rock and roll band from Seattle talks a tough game but secretly -- or at least in the hidden track -- has a thing for gospel blues.
If I died while listening to this, I wouldn’t complain in the least.
If these guys won the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, who else entered?!?